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View Poll Results: How likely are the transactions and how would this team finish in 2013?

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  • Likelihood: Are you Ben Cherrington?

    1 9.09%
  • Likelihood: Likely

    0 0%
  • Likelihood: Reasonable

    5 45.45%
  • Likelihood: Unlikely

    3 27.27%
  • Likelihood: Snowball's chance in hell

    2 18.18%
  • Finish: World Series Champs

    0 0%
  • Finish: AL Champs

    2 18.18%
  • Finish: ALDS Winner

    3 27.27%
  • Finish: Miss playoffs

    2 18.18%
  • Finish: Wheels fell off the bus

    1 9.09%
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  1. #1
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    Rate the Sim: xnick5757

    Trades:

    Jerrod Saltalamacchia and Alfredo Aceves to the White Sox for Gavin Floyd


    FA/Arbitration Signings

    Josh Hamilton: 3 Yrs/$75MM
    Edwin Jackson: 3 Yrs/$39MM
    Roy Oswalt: 1 Yr/$6MM

    Jacoby Ellsbury - $8.1MM
    Andrew Bailey - $3.9MM
    Craig Breslow - $2.4MM
    Daniel Bard - $1.6MM
    Andrew Miller - $1.4MM
    Franklin Morales - $1.4MM


    40 Man Roster – (Total Payroll - $178.245)

    Hamilton, Josh - $25
    Lackey, John - $15.25
    Ortiz, David - $14
    Napoli, Mike - $13
    Victorino, Shane - $13
    Jackson, Edwin - $13
    Lester, Jon - $11.625
    Pedroia, Dustin - $10
    Floyd, Gavin - $9.5
    Ellsbury, Jacoby - $8.1
    Oswalt, Roy - $6
    Buchholz, Clay - $5.5
    Gomes, Jonny - $5
    Uehara, Koji - $4.25
    Bailey, Andrew - $3.9
    Ross, David - $3.1
    Breslow, Craig - $2.4
    Iglesias, Jose - $2.06
    Bard, Daniel - $1.6
    Miller, Andrew - $1.4
    Morales, Franklin - $1.4
    Melancon, Mark - $0.52
    Britton, Drake - $0.48
    Carpenter, Chris - $0.48
    Ciriaco, Pedro - $0.48
    De La Rosa, Rubby - $0.48
    Doubront, Felix - $0.48
    Gomez, Mauro - $0.48
    Hassan, Alex - $0.48
    Kalish, Ryan - $0.48
    Lavarnway, Ryan - $0.48
    Middlebrooks, Will - $0.48
    Nava, Daniel - $0.48
    Pimentel, Stolmy - $0.48
    Sands, Jerry - $0.48
    Tazawa, Junichi - $0.48
    Vazquez, Christian - $0.48
    Webster, Allen - $0.48
    Wilson, Alex - $0.48
    Wright, Steven - $0.48


    Pitching Rotation

    1 LHP Jon Lester
    2 RHP Edwin Jackson
    3 RHP Gavin Floyd
    4 LHP Felix Doubront
    5 LHP Clay Buchholz

    Bullpen

    CL RHP Andrew Bailey
    SU RHP Kohi Uehara
    SU RHP Junichi Tazawa
    MID LHP Andrew Miller
    MID RHP Mark Melancon
    MID LHP Craig Breslow
    LR RHP Roy Oswalt


    Lineup

    1 CF Jacoby Ellsbury
    2 2B Dustin Pedroia
    3 1B Mike Napoli
    4 LF Josh Hamilton
    5 DH David Ortiz
    6 RF Shane Victorino
    7 3B Will Middlebrooks
    8 C Ryan Lavarnway
    9 SS Jose Iglesias

    Bench

    C David Ross
    1B/3B Mauro Gomez
    IF Pedro Ciriaco
    OF Jonny Gomes


    Explanation: This team needs pitching, bad. Edwin Jackson isn’t anything amazing, but he is relatively young and will eat a good amount of innings. Gavin Floyd, acquired from Chicago, is another new arm in the rotation. He is in a contract year, so I expect him to perform well. Roy Oswalt provides excellent value for 6 million assuming he can bounce back from last year - he will provide quality innings at the bottom of the rotation when someone inevitably goes on the DL. Lackey starts the year in AAA to work on his form - like Oswalt, he will fill in when someone goes down. Bard and Morales start in AAA, but can be called up for when more pitching depth is needed. The bullpen looks to be excellent this year; Tazawa and the newly signed Uehara have the setup roles locked down.

    The biggest free agent signing is obviously the new starting left fielder, Josh Hamilton. He provides a big bat right in the heart of the order, and makes this lineup, very, very dangerous. Top to bottom, this lineup is stuffed chock full of talent. At the catcher position, Lavernway takes over for Salty – but Ross and Napoli can fill in for him if he starts to struggle. Jonny Gomes provides a big utility bat off the bench.

    Even with all the signings, the Red Sox still will have flexibility for next year, because guys like Oswalt, Floyd, and Ellsbury are all only signed through this upcoming year. All in all, I expect that this team would be very competitive in the AL East.

    Thanks for reading!

  2. #2
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    Absolutely beautiful formatting!!!

    Of course, with Hamilton heading to LA, this sim is moot.

  3. #3
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    If only you could actually trade Salty/Psychopath for Floyd.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crucis View Post
    Absolutely beautiful formatting!!!

    Of course, with Hamilton heading to LA, this sim is moot.
    Yeah I didn't think they had any shot at Hamilton but I wanted to do a fun sim

  5. #5
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    You have Victorino and Napoli in your line-up and 40 man roster lists. For $13M each. Does this mean it's a recent SIM date wise?


    6/27/09: “We expect [Rondo] to play by the rules and be a leader as a point guard. We need him to be more of a leader,” Ainge said. “There were just a couple situations where he was late this year, I don’t know if he was sitting in his car, but showed up late and the rest of the team was there. We have team rules and you have to be on time. He was fined for being late, he said he was stuck in traffic, and it’s just unacceptable.”

    Some jerks never learn.....

  6. #6
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    I wish this happened

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by bagwell368 View Post
    You have Victorino and Napoli in your line-up and 40 man roster lists. For $13M each. Does this mean it's a recent SIM date wise?
    yeah I did it last sunday - so it was after the napoli/victorino signings, but before the whole hangup with the napoli contract came out.

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